Volvo has been active in the Swedish BiMe Trucks demo project, which is similar to the blue corridor project, but on a smaller scale. “Right now the focus is on locating large customers who are willing to test and build up specific routes. Interest among smaller customers will grow when they see that it works and when they appreciate the economic benefits,” added Volvo Trucks executive.
There are already a number of LNG filling stations in Europe, so the work of establishing blue corridors is already underway. Using these stations as a starting point, it is possible to identify a number of potential corridors suitable for development. “If you take a map and mark the sites of the existing fueling points, you can easily draw various possible transport routes and then identify whether a filling station is missing on any of these routes,” added Lage.
In order to boost that process, the EU Commission is currently setting up an €8 million project for a large-scale trial of LNG corridors.
Source: Volvo Trucks